Off Season Hunting News

Acclaimed Filmmakers Show Hunting as “Elegant”

Elk hunter and mountain athlete Mark Seacat has long believed that the primal act of hunting is, at its core, quite beautiful. Now he and director Christopher Murphy think they’ve proven it.  They’ve created what they call an “elegant and authentic hunting story” with their new short film, Searching for West.

Bushnell Announces Sponsorship of Outdoor TV Show MacMillan River Adventures

Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics and outdoor

Ticks Spreading Meat Allergies Across the Southeastern United States

According to a recent study, tick bites are spreading meat allergies across the southeastern United States. The National Institutes of Health published a report by researchers who believe that the bite of lone star ticks, named for the white spot on its back, is spreading meat allergies.

Hunter Education Instructor Training Offered in Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Hunter Education program is holding a New Hunter Education Instructor Training on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30.  Instructors will receive certification in both Bowhunter and Basic Firearm Education. The training will be held at The Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Food and lodging will be provided.

“Realtree’s Monster Bucks” Returns for Third Season Exclusively on Sportsman Channel

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NSSF Study: Keep It “Fun and Social” When Introducing Newcomers to Hunting and Shooting

Whether in a duck blind or on the firing line, the majority of hunters and target shooters share their activity with a companion, and, as an NSSF-funded study reveals, they are there for one overriding reason: to have fun.

Armed with these findings on what motivates people to participate, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reminds sportsmen and women to keep it “fun and social” when introducing newcomers to the shooting sports.

NRA Shooter at Muzzle Loading Championships

Friendship, Indiana - Yesterday on the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s skeet field, we were lucky enough to run into none other than NRA’s Indiana Field Representative John Crone.

Cougar Numbers Increasing Across the United States

After nearly a century of decline, the North American cougar (sometimes referred to as the mountain lion) population is making such a strong comeback that some are spilling over into human inhabited areas.

FHFH Meat Donation Totals Strong Despite Weather and Economy

Hunters and farmers in states nationwide donated421,000 pounds of meat to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) this past year – enough for 1.68 million servings of nutritious meat. This figure includes deer and elk donated by hunters along with some livestock and poultry donations from farmers.

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Get Your Spinning Reel Back In Shape Quickly

A group of old friends of mine gets together every spring for a fishing trip in March or April, usually to Kentucky Lake. After our first day of fishing on our recent trip, one of the friends asked for help with a balky spinning reel.

The handle was "loosey-goosey," along with a floppy rotor that holds the reel bail assembly. He considered retiring this reel for a new one, but a few minutes of work made the reel sing like new.